A chat with Mexico’s coronavirus czar

Hugo López-Gatell (left), Richard Ensor (right), Susana Distancia (centre)

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For political junkies in Mexico used to a president hogging the spotlight, the rise to household-name status of Hugo López-Gatell, a once-obscure health undersecretary, has been breathtaking. Each evening Mr López-Gatell holds a press conference in which he reveals Mexico’s daily covid-19 figures and exhorts Mexicans to stay in their homes. Andrés Manuel López…